Title: The Role of Natural Gas in Powering Canada’s Economy Author: Pedro Antunes, Len Coad, and Alicia Macdonald Publisher: Conference Board of Canada Date: December 17, 2012 Full Text Article Summary: Demand for Canadian natural gas will double between 2012 and 2035, driven by production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Asian export markets and
Natural gas is natural, and the safe and responsible development of natural gas benefits Canadian workers and the environment.
Global energy demand will increase dramatically in the coming years. Why would Canada not use its world-leading expertise to ensure that the energy demand is met in a responsible way?
Natural gas currently employs 250,000 Canadians in every province and is expected to help 650,000 workers put food on their tables by 2035. Shouldn’t we be supporting these Canadian workers?